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The Haunting in Connecticut [Blu-ray]
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However, you can't beat this double disc editon for extra features, and interesting ones too. There is the featurette "Two Dead Boys: The Making of The Haunting in Connecticut" which talks with the cast and crew about the making of the film and the haunted hotel that they stayed in during filming. It runs about fifteen minutes.
"The Fear is Real: Reinvestigating the Haunting (41:03), gets away from the movie-making end of things and goes to the actual case that inspired all of this. Carmen Snedeker-Reed and two of her sons discuss the haunting. Also included are Carmen's neices, former neighbors, and some of the clairvoyants called in on the case at the time of the haunting. This mini-documentary is quite interesting if you enjoyed the original Discovery Channel documentary as I did and want more background both from news sources at the time and new developments and insights.
Anatomy of a Haunting (11:48) talks with parapsychologist Barry Taff and psychic Jack Rourke about the supernatural. They discuss the case that inspired the film The Entity, among other matters.
"Memento Mori: The History of Postmortem Photography" (10:26) has author Stanley B. Burns talking about this odd practice. If you have seen the film "The Others" this will be particularly interesting.Read more ›
The storyline is another of those "based on a true story" pieces of nonsense, which really needs to stop unless they're honestly worried about being sued. While the plot overall is nothing new, it manages to throw in enough good renditions of overdone plot points to give it a feel of being new. A few points of humor, a few character sidebars that are just a hair short of being filler, and a few extremely well done hallucination scenes manage to round out the movie as a whole, rather than leave it as a grinding startle sequence. The explanation is especially well done, just believable enough to easily swallow, yet allowing for mistakes, interpretation, and managing to provide a good basis for "I see it! Why don't you see it!?!!"
The effects are surprisingly good, despite or in spite of their simplicity. The scares are also subtle, small things that build in the background. While theres the requisite number of startles, these're thankfully overshadowed by the creepy elements that know what they're doing. A few of the moments even managed to make me, a jaded and embittered veteran of gore, wince and cringe in my seat; though there's little, if any, actual blood.Read more ›
The special Features are scarier than the movie itself.
I admit when I saw the trailer for this movie the first time months before it hit theaters i was blown away and couldn't wait for it to come out I remember thinking oh man this looks so scary.
I didn't get to see it until it hit Dvd and was a little dissapointed and felt even the unrated version seems to be missing something that would have turned into a 5 star flick instead of a 4 star flick.
Still entertaining,and the special features are even more entertaining than the movie so 4 stars for that reason.
In the movie version, the story remains true to the original to some extent. Virginia Madsen plays Sara Campbell, whose teenage son Matt [Kyle Gallner] is suffering from some form of brain cancer. The treatment requires them to make a long commute and to cut on the travel time, Sara decides to lease a house close by to the hospital. She finds an old house for cheap [the family already has money problems] and finds out it used to serve a darker purpose than a residence. The family moves in anyway, and straight away Matt begins seeing things and hearing noises. He moves into the basement which has a sealed off room. Upon finally opening it, Matt discovers what the house used to be - a mortuary and funeral home. Soon, the rest of the family begins to see and hear strange things and Matt together with Wendy [Amanda Crew] investigate the history of the house, discovering some truly horrific facts about the house's dark past, having to do with death, necrophilia,missing bodies and a horrific tragedy.
The movie is actually well-paced - I did not find the pace plodding nor boring.Read more ›
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Probably one of my favorite "Horror" movies. "Loosely", very loosely, based on the true story. Still a good movie and would watch/recommend.Published 11 days ago by Tempest Wolf
I really loved the movie. I am not too big a fan of the horror genre, but this movie just amazed me.Published 1 month ago by matt leal
This movie is so different than the original story maybe it needs to use a different title. The original story from the Discovery chanel is much more interesting. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Stacy
The Haunting In Connecticut is a tense and screamingly scary flick based on true events that happened in Connecticut. I'll say that this film reached my interest when I watched it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jamie Moore
Have this one in thegood fright shelf. Scary moments, good acting and storyline. Don't like that basement room at all!!! The price of dvd is well worth it.👻Published 2 months ago by Kevin R. McShea
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